DiskStation Manager 5.1
From its very beginning, Synology has been striving to deliver high quality and refined applications, based on real-life situations and user feedback. By providing invaluable advantages to your daily experience, DSM saves you time and money — so you can relax and get more done.
Safer than ever before
The world of network and data security is getting more and more complicated. Thankfully, Synology's new Security Advisor wizard is here to help. By performing comprehensive analysis of system settings, password strength, and network preferences, Security Advisor eradicates security holes and locks down your Synology NAS.
DSM 5.1 also boasts important security enhancements under the hood. AppArmor blocks malicious programs from accessing unauthorized system resources, while the new trust level feature warns users when they attempt to install potentially harmful packages.
The notepad that will always be with you
There are times when you wish you had digitalized and centralized all your notes. Perhaps it was a brilliant idea that you thought you would remember. Or a sales figure from several years ago that was suddenly, desperately needed on your business trip. The all new Note Station allows you to create thousands and thousands of digital notebooks, and access all of them from web browsers or mobile devices instantly.
What's better, you can share or collaborate on notes with others, while retaining the ability to restore to previous versions, or add encryption to protect sensitive content. It only makes sense to store notes in a private cloud, free of worries about data security or the note-taking service being discontinued.
Take notes on the go
When you write memos, to-do lists, shopping lists, and traveling notes, DS note offers a convenient notepad editing experience, and makes it easily to remember and share everything in your life with a smartphone or tablet. You can take notes or share images for team and individual projects ─ now everyone can really work as one. And you can share important notes with people simply via a link.
In addition, more new mobile apps and features bring you smarter entertainment. Filter and watch movies easily with DS video. Set a timer for your music through DS audio. See all photo information with the new lightbox in DS photo+.
To the best of both worlds
DSM 5.0 united the realms of private and public cloud resources, making it possible for you to draw on the benefits of both as you please. DSM 5.1 continues to strengthen private cloud options with enhanced security and flexible synchronization. As to the public cloud, Synology's Cloud Station can now sync with OneDrive, Box, and hubiC, incorporating the fantastic possibilities these popular services offer.
Protect your data, just the way you like
When it comes to off-site backup, cloud storage is playing an essential role in home and business backup strategies. With DSM 5.1, you can now back up data directly to Microsoft Azure, SFR, and hicloud. Plus, the new Explore feature for Glacier Backup makes it easier and cheaper than ever to retrieve single files from Amazon Glacier.
In addition, DSM 5.1 brings more flexible options for managing backup permissions, schedulable iSCSI LUN snapshots, broader support for package backup, as well as a performance boost up to 169% for LUN backup.
Revamped File Station
A new vision to explore and share your files
File Station is at the heart of DSM. As a comprehensive file explorer, it breaks the barriers between you and your DiskStation. By adding more features, such as built-in FTP or email clients, Synology provides a modern and advanced web application for file management.
In addition, numerous features have been added to DSM in order to increase efficiency. Discover the new SSD cache interface.
Managing videos just got easier
The new Video Station comes with a revamped interface, giving you a better way to manage your video collections. With multiple search criteria support, you can easily find the videos you want from a large library in real time, and have a smarter video center as all videos are added to collections based on criteria. One of the best things is you can share your personal videos with just a link, freeing you from annoying account and password creation.
In addition, Audio Station lets you sort and listen to your favorite songs with a new rating feature, while Photo Station makes it easier than ever to share a slideshow with friends and family.